Sunday, April 25, 2010

Bridal Shower Post #3

The Bridal Shower is scheduled for Saturday and I am in full motion. As I discussed earlier, the theme is Breakfast at Tiffany's, which means the mod chicness of the 1960's, bold graphics, fun fashion and plenty of bling.

I normally use buffet markers to identify the food being served, especially if anything contains nuts. However my silver crown markers did not fit this theme. Since I am using pocketbooks and shoes in my tablescape design, I thought I could use some little shoe ornaments to do the job.

Now these garish little beauties were a Christmas Tree Shop find about 5 years ago, in fact an after Christmas sale of $.10 cents apiece. I used to have about 40 of them. The pink ones were on my Victorian Tree and the rest I used as gift packages toppers.

I had just boxed them up in January and had put them in my designated lawnsale closet to be sold this summer.

After taking over an hour digging through the boxes, I finally retrieved them. (This always happens. As soon as I put something out for the lawnsale, I need it.)

I pulled off the feathers and ribbons and armed with Krylon Chrome spray paint, a brand new can bought at Goodwill for $.99 cents, you can see the blue sticker on the can, I began the transformation of the shoes.

Next I used my tag punch, black and white scrapbook paper, and wired silver roses (a bag of them found at Goodwill for $.50 cents), for making my menu tags.

There was a metal loop at the back of each shoe for originally hanging the ornament. The flower stem fit perfectly in the loop to hold the tag in place.

And to think that I almost let these little beauties go.

Many of you have asked what is on the menu, so here it is.
  • Mimosas, Ice Tea and Punch
  • Fruit Platter with Dip
  • Waldorf Chicken Salad
  • Cornbread Muffin Sandwiches with Turkey and Cranberry Mustard
  • Mini Quiches, Ham & Cheese; Bacon, Feta & Spinach; and Crab meat
  • Banana Bread with flavored Cream Cheese, drizzled with honey (Click Here)
  • Roasted Shrimp Cocktail with Avocado Cream Sauce
  • Assorted Mini Cheesecakes
  • Marinated Baby Carrots served with Spring Greens
  • Cake with Roses (Click Here)
  • Sun Dried Tomato and Pesto Cheese Torte with crackers
I have got to get back to cooking. Have a great day.


P.S. Please forgive me for not responding to your recent kind comments. I have been a little out straight getting ready for the shower. I promise to do a proper visit to all when things slow down this week. Thank you for your patience and understanding.


Linda said...

Love the little shoes and they add just the right touch to the buffet table. Get cooking girlfriend! Can't wait for more photos.

Laurie said...

Those look awesome! And I was so glad to see the link to the banana bread recipe, since I have two black bananas sitting in my kitchen that I stopped my husband from throwing out last night! I'll let you know how they turn out!

Mimi said...

Those little shoes are going to be adorable for buffet markers...great idea!

Anonymous said...

Oh my Sherrie,
Everything sounds delicious!! I wish I could be apart of that bridal shower just for the food!! I hope all went well.

Ann said...

Sherrie~This bridal shower is going to be the talk of the town!! Such attention to detail is always what makes a good party great. : ) I wish you much continued momentum and can't wait to see the final pictures!
The Tattered Tassel

Anonymous said...

What a transformation! You have opened my eyes to new possibilities again.